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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★★½

    As Merlin would say, "Fuckin spectacular!"
    Kingsman is great. Excellent casting, awesome fight scenes, and so much style and personality that it makes modern James Bond films look boring. I thought the ending was a bit abrupt, and I wish Mark Strong's character Merlin had more action scenes, but other than that, this film was a blast. I absolutely loved Colin Firth in his first action role, and Taron Egerton made an impressive debut as Eggsy. The action scenes were…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★½

    Having not read the manga or seen the anime, I honestly quite enjoyed this one. Despite the controversy, I really enjoyed Scarlett Johansson in the role of Major, and I especially liked the guy who played Batou. The visuals were also very impressive, with the design of the city hopefully guaranteeing this film a nomination for Best Visual Effects come Oscar season. However, the action scenes weren't anything too special, the plot was very cliche, and the villain had no…